The Morris Plains Police Department has been deeply involved in the Opiod Crisis that has been sweeping the Nation and our State. In 2014, every Borough police officer received training and now carries Narcan, and Opiod reversal medication that can be immediately administered when the signs of an overdose are observed. For the last several years, members of the Morris Plains Police Department have also participated in the National Drug Take Back, a one day program that allowed residents to safely dispose of unwanted prescription and over the counter medications. The Department has taken the fight to a new level. Now, rather than only being able to accept medications one day a year, residents can visit the Police Department any time to have an officer assist with the safe destruction of medications that could otherwise find their way into the wrong hands or be discarded improperly. Through a generous donation by the Inspira Health Network, Chief Jason Kohn obtained 200 Deterra drug deactivation bags. A combination of water and activated charcoal renders the medications placed inside the bag ineffective in a matter of moments. The bag can then be tossed into the trash with no impact to our land or waterways. Stop by the Police Department today and do your part to help fight prescription medication abuse.
Prescription Medication Destruction
- Deterra Drug Deactivation Pouches -
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